Originally Posted by Ivan Beaver
If I was going to spend that kind of money-and time, I would want to be SURE that what I did was worthwhile-or not before I recommend it to somebody else (unless you just trying to sell the cabinets then
About the only way to do that would be to take accurate-calibrated measurements in the exact same place-with the same drive levels noted-(baseline and max) before and after. Then compare them.
If you don't-then it is PURELY subjective-since there will be a good time interval between listening to one then the other. And of COURSE you want it to sound better-so you would naturally think that.
Measurements are about the only way to take the "subjective" out of the equation.
But they have to be done RIGHT-or it is pretty much worthless.
I am not trying to be a pain, and I have a lot of respect for you. After all you do this stuff for a living, and I am just a hobbiest.
Have you even visited Data-Bass? If not, maybe you should take a min and give it a look:
Josh tested the LMS-R’s already as you stated. True, he ran them outside (GP) without any EQ, just a HP filter in place.
My two cabinets are in my basement, and I plan on doing a before and after comparison, but I agree it will be completely “subjective” on my part. My room will have a lot to do with my measurements, and I am NOT going to move them upstairs and outside to remove my room out of the equation. I do plan on moving one of the cabinets to the center of the room and get baseline measurements first, and then swap the drivers and then repeat the test.
I think the guys in this forum are waiting for me to apply some EQ to the LMS-R’s and see what the outcome is, and whatever it is, it will be subjective without graphs to back it up. (Which is what you are saying)
I just wanted to get that stated beforehand. I think I am the only one crazy enough to try it…